The Duke Climate Commitment is a university-wide, impact-oriented initiative to address the climate crisis by creating sustainable and equitable solutions that place society on the path toward a resilient, flourishing, carbon-neutral world. Through education, research, external engagement and campus operations, the Duke Climate Commitment seeks to imagine, design and implement a sustainable future for all.
The summer of 2023 — the hottest on Earth since 1880 — warns of a coming future. Research and industry leaders must come together to innovate solutions and address this crisis in novel ways. Inspired by Duke’s Climate Commitment, join fellow alumni as we learn about transforming our energy and how Duke is leading the way.
Duke faculty from all schools and teaching levels are invited to participate in the third iteration of UNIV 102: “Let’s Talk About Climate Change at Duke” in Fall 2024. We are seeking Climate Change Faculty Fellows to provide diverse perspectives and enhance the student experience. Apply Before Feb. 22.
A one-day summit on Feb. 28 will bring public officials, business leaders, and Duke University faculty together to share insights on how the influx of federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, CHIPS Act, and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will impact and stimulate private green investment.
The fourth annual installment of grants for scholarship related to racial and social equity, this year’s grants are made possible by generous support from The Duke Endowment and are being run by the Office for Faculty Advancement, the Office of Durham & Community Affairs, the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Office of Climate and Sustainability. The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2024.
Returning for a second year and open to all Duke faculty and research staff, the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability is now accepting proposals for the 2024 round of Climate Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP) grants. Applications are due by Feb. 26, 2024.
Climate Solutions Panel Part of Research Week
First Climate Leader in Residence Arrives
Students release first-ever DKU report on sustainability
Many Faiths, One Goal: Addressing Climate Change
Meet Toddi Steelman, the woman hoping to turn Duke into a ‘climate university’
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis Named Inaugural Environmental Justice and Racial Equity Fellow
A Little Help from Our Friends
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The commitment builds on Duke’s longstanding leadership in climate, energy and sustainability to educate a new generation of climate-fluent innovators and create equitable solutions for all. Current Duke-affiliated students, staff- and faculty can subscribe to the official Duke Climate Commitment biweekly newsletter.
A Timeline of Climate at Duke
Engaging the entire Duke community is a critically important facet of our commitment to address the climate crisis. Find out how you can get involved.